Abounding in thankfulness
The Pastoral Refreshment conference 2019

the annual Pastoral Refreshment Conference is regularly described as an essential oasis where church leaders and their spouses can receive from the Lord for the refreshment of life and ministry. it features a deep emphasis on experiencing God's grace.

We are running two conferences in 2019:

Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire, 4-6th February
Main Preacher Bishop Ken "Fanta" Clarke

Ken Clarke (often known as Fanta) grew up in the same town as Rory McIlroy…. Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. They even went to the same school…but not at the same time!! He is married to Helen. They have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Ken has served in churches in Northern Ireland, in Chile with the South American Mission Society (SAMS), and in Dublin. He was Rector of Coleraine Parish for 15 years and then Bishop of Kilmore Elphin and Ardagh. He has led missions and preached at Conferences and Conventions in different parts of the world and has a particular interest in church growth and leadership issues.

The Newby Bridge Hotel, Windermere, 5-7th February,
Main Preacher Professor Glynn Harrison

This conference is a partnership between Living Leadership and Keswick Ministries

Is the conference for me?

The conference is mainly intended for full time Christian leaders and spouses. However, if you carry significant leadership responsibility in your church, for example as an elder or church warden, you are also very welcome.

If you aren't a leader in your church, why not think about blessing your leaders by paying for them to come?

What do delegates say about the conference?

  • There is a real sense of the Lord's presence. It is great to receive his love with his people

  • What a wonderful balance of Word and Spirit and delight in Jesus there is in all aspects of the conference
  • A real blessing for my soul. I returned home with loads of blessing
  • I've finally found the antidote to Christian conferences
  • This conference really has hospitality nailed!

How much does it cost?

We are finalising the cost at the moment but expect it to be in the region of £200 per person. We strongly encourage church leaders to ask your church to cover the cost of sending you (and your spouse). 

Download brochure and booking form

 

Terms and conditions: weather-related disruption.

We will only be able to refund fees in the event of weather or similar disruption if the event as a whole is cancelled or curtailed, and we have taken out event insurance to cover such eventualities. We are aware that our guests come from a wide geographical spread, and it is possible that adverse conditions in their home locale may prevent them from travelling while other parts of the country, including Hothorpe Hall, are clear, allowing the event to proceed. Since we will not be able to provide refunds in this event we suggest that you consider whether this risk is covered under any of your existing insurance policies and, if not, consider obtaining insurance cover.

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 Hothorpe Hall

Hothorpe Hall

 The Newby Bridge Hotel

The Newby Bridge Hotel

Our Main Preachers

 Ken Clarke (often known as Fanta) grew up in the same town as Rory McIlroy…. Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. They even went to the same school…but not at the same time!! He is married to Helen. They have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  Ken has served in churches in Northern Ireland, in Chile with the South American Mission Society (SAMS), and in Dublin. He was Rector of Coleraine Parish for 15 years and then Bishop of Kilmore Elphin and Ardagh. He has led missions and preached at Conferences and Conventions in different parts of the world and has a particular interest in church growth and leadership issues.

Ken Clarke (often known as Fanta) grew up in the same town as Rory McIlroy…. Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. They even went to the same school…but not at the same time!! He is married to Helen. They have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Ken has served in churches in Northern Ireland, in Chile with the South American Mission Society (SAMS), and in Dublin. He was Rector of Coleraine Parish for 15 years and then Bishop of Kilmore Elphin and Ardagh. He has led missions and preached at Conferences and Conventions in different parts of the world and has a particular interest in church growth and leadership issues.

 Glynn Harrison was formerly Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, where he was also a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist. He now speaks widely on issues at the interface between pastoral ministry and psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry.  Glynn, and his wife Louise, are members of Emmanuel Church, a plant from Christ Church, Clifton. Glynn is author of ‘A Better Story: God, sex and human flourishing’ by IVP

Glynn Harrison was formerly Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, where he was also a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist. He now speaks widely on issues at the interface between pastoral ministry and psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry.

Glynn, and his wife Louise, are members of Emmanuel Church, a plant from Christ Church, Clifton. Glynn is author of ‘A Better Story: God, sex and human flourishing’ by IVP